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What are some home remedies for moles in the yard?

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Home remedies for mole control include reducing irrigation, applying a solution of natural repellent and planting flowers and plants around the yard that discourage moles.

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What are some home remedies for moles in the yard?
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Homeowners who water their lawns too heavily may invite moles to tunnel closer to the surface, where they do more damage to grass and turf.

A good natural repellent consists of 6 ounces of castor oil with 2 tablespoons of Murphy Oil Soap or dish soap in 1 gallon of water. Apply it to the lawn and inside any visible mole tunnels; reapply it after watering or a rainfall.

Plants that discourage moles include fritillaries, garlic, onions, leeks, daffodils and marigolds. Mole plant and castor bean plant may repel moles but are poisonous if eaten, so do not plant them around children and pets.

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